Principles of the Paleo Diet

In the previous article on the Paleo diet or stone age diet , the background of this diet was briefly highlighted. This article is about the seven simple steps you can take on the path to a holistically healthy diet, optimal performance and ideal body weight.

What should I eat?

As part of the Paleo diet are on the menu:

  • Vegetables,
  • Meat,
  • Fish,
  • eggs,
  • salads,
  • Nuts,
  • Fat,
  • Fruit.

These are the most valuable foods that nature has to offer. They are numerous and available in many shapes, colors and tastes.

Seven steps

With the Paleo diet or stone age nutrition apply a few very simple principles. You can make these changes piece by piece or even implement everything from one day to the next. And even if you do not or sometimes do not always follow a rule, you can still be successful. So this diet does not work after the “all or nothing!” Principle, but can be gradually integrated into your life.

The first three are by far the most important:

Step # 1: No sugar

No sugar. Avoid sugar whenever possible. Drinks in particular often contain a lot of sugar, including fruit juices, ice tea, soft drinks, soft drinks and, of course, sweetened tea and coffee.

Step # 2: No grain

No cereal products, especially white flour. Avoid grains, including corn and rice. These products contain many carbohydrates and few nutrients and are the cause of many diseases.

Step # 3: No vegetable fat

No vegetable fat. No margarine. Avoid oils such as thistle, sunflower or rapeseed oil and instead use animal fats as often as possible (exceptions: olive and coconut oil are healthy). Butter and lard contain important fatty acids for your body.

The most important thing is done!

If you do, you have already taken the most important steps towards a healthy life.Alone with step # 1, the abandonment of sugar, can be estimated to fix 50% of all nutritional problems. You will stay slim without starving and increasing your efficiency.When you reach step # 3, you already enjoy about 80% of the benefits of this diet.

In addition, follow these steps to further strengthen your immune system, protect you from disease and make your weight even easier:

Step # 4: No ready meals

No ready meals, fast food or baguettes. These often contain a lot of hidden sugars, artificial additives and unhealthy fatty acids from vegetable fats that harm your body.

Step # 5: Keep an eye on fruit intake

Check your fruit consumption. Fruit is healthy and delicious and contains many valuable nutrients. But it also contains a lot of sugar. Half an apple already equals about a heaped teaspoon of table sugar. Pre-strain berries.

Step # 6: No dairy products

If you want to make further progress, try the following: No milk, no dairy. Avoid milk and avoid dairy products. These too can be the cause of autoimmune diseases.

Step # 7: Note fatty acid ratio

Pay attention to their omega3: omega6 fatty acid ratio.

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